Ian McMillan presents Radio 3's cabaret of the word.
A story by DJ Taylor about an ageing couple's association with a bygone literary set.
Lars Tharp, Julia Eccleshare and Ian McMillan consider the work of Hans Christian Andersen
3/5 Historian Amanda Vickery explores the life of Elizabeth Parker Shackleton.
Rana Mitter explores the links between the behaviour of animals and humans.
Tim Jones and Roderick Swanston explore the nature of Mozart's piano concertos.
Rana Mitter considers the lure of Antarctica for our imaginations and for explorers.
Paul Farley explores Goethe's verse tribute to Persian poetry, The West-Eastern Divan.
1/5 Claire Tomalin on the life of actress Dora Jordan, lover of the future King William IV.
The history of the National Trust with Dame Helen Ghosh and Patrick Barkham.
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